As evidenced in my summer manifesto, I love summer drinks. This summer, I find myself loving Sangria, Margheritas, and my favorite, Mojitos. Mojitos are delightfully customizable, and I’ve found myself making them with a variety of fruit and always with fresh mint. Fresh mint makes almost everything taste better and we have a serious growth of mint in our garden. It’s basically taken over the front yard!
Mojito recipes are everywhere. Basically it’s rum, muddled mint (and/or fruit), simple syrup, lime juice, and club soda. I never measure anything, adding more of each ingredient until it tastes perfect. Currently my favorite fruits to add are fresh strawberries and/or mango. Sometimes I even switch out the rum for whiskey, because whiskey is my favorite hard alcohol. I’m pretty sure they are no longer considered mojitos when I make that switch, but I’m not sure what whiskey and mint drinks are called. Traditional or not, mojitos are a delightfully, delicious light summer beverage, and they are almost always better when you add some fresh fruit.
What’s your favorite summer drink?